I've been reading recently about keeping a sketch book handy for when you have ideas for jewelry so you can either record it because you're not near your craft corner or because it helps to sketch/draw/doodle it first to work out the design. Not all of us work this way. I, myself, am a grab-the-beads-and-dump-em-together-til-it-works type. I might have an idea, but I usually just wing it.
Still, there are times I see something that makes me go "Oh! That would make a GREAT necklace/bracelet/set of earrings/whatever!" and I forget it again in the next five minutes. THAT'S when that sketch book/pad comes in handy, whether it's the size of a novel (like mine), larger or even smaller. But, sometimes, for various and sundry reasons, we don't have our sketch pad in our purses. Maybe we changed purses. Maybe we took it out to work on those ideas and left it in our craft corner or on a bookshelf. Whatever the reason, the next time an idea strikes us we reach into our purse and, D'OH! it's not there.
|the basic is free, the one |
with all the bells & whistles
is $1.00... worth it, I think!
|Yes, not a great sketch, but you're|
using a finger to draw on a screen
that's about 3"x2" with a finger that's
(much) bigger than most pencils.
|AFTER ~ when I got to my sketch pad|
and was able to get the (very!) rough
idea down. iPhone helped me remember
what I was aiming for.